Teething need help!!!

Anna - posted on 09/18/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 5 months and is teething. Any suggestions other than medication? I give her tylonal when she's hurting really bad but other than that she tries to nurse to soothe the pain but it doesn't seem to help her and it hurts me. Of course its worse at night w/out fever. But, my husband works overnights and sometimes i feel like i'm completely lost. Maybe if i have some suggestions i can figure out something(s) that help. advice please. Thank you

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Brandi - posted on 09/18/2009

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I haven't heard about the orajel thing slowing the teething. I used to keep some extra binkies in the fridge and I would put a small amount of orajel on them and give them to my son and it seemed to help numb the pain.

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Before my son had cut any teeth, we gave him a peeled, washed carrot from the fridge. It was cold and hard and he loved knawing on it, and because he didn't have any teeth, no choking hazard. Teething rings you put in the freezer are good too...anything she can chew on to relieve the pain. You can also try rubbing her gums with your fingers...it's probably her bottom teeth coming in first, so try rubbing your finger along her gums (if she'll let you) and see if that helps.

Barbara - posted on 09/18/2009

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You can use a teething ring. When my son was teething he wouldn't use one so I took one of his washcloth got it damp,stuck in the freezer and let it freeze then gave it do him . I tried rubbing his gums but he would bite.

Sumadre - posted on 09/18/2009

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I'am going through the same thing with my 1 year old boy. He's getting his 6th tooth now and has fever the whole night. I just give him pain medication and hope for the best and if he cries I just take him in my arms and sooth him. Not much more we can do until those teeth are out.

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Carrie - posted on 09/18/2009

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i have heard freezin a wet washcloth helps..i have not tried this though so i am not sure.....i have also heard that baby oragel slows the teethin process down so i personally dont use oragel on my children for that matter...



Also i went to Walmart and bought the Platex teethers (they look like a passy but a little different) my 6 month old loves them keeps her occupied for hours until she gets hungry or needs a diaper change..it is located by the passifers at walmart if you want to take a look at them..others store may have them i am not sure....the have little handle thingy and the part that goes in the baby's mouth is flat with rigids on it...



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STEPHANIE - posted on 09/18/2009

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Ah bless, the only things that i can suggest are the teethers that go in the fridge - if that doesn't help then i give anbusol or calpol but prefer not to give medication. Or nice cold yoghurts - it provides a bit of a distraction :) hope the teething doesn't go on too long, it is quite upsetting for both baby and mum.

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really to be honest, as long as its safe you could give her anything to chew on, toys she already may have??? you just might need to make first move- putting them to her mouth.

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you could try putting a sppon in fridge for awile till its chilled and then rub it on her gums. get some teething toys from shops next time you out and keep them in your fridge for her to chew on.

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